Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:06 PM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Nov 2012
Office:mac 2008 multiple users problem

Spouse and I have Macbook Pro and Macbook, respectively and one (1) copy of MS Office:mac 2008 which we have installed on both devices. We both use Lion OS.
When we are both using wifi and both attempt to use any of the Office Suite products (Word, Excel, etc.) at the same time one of us is blocked and we are told that the software is in use.
We have tried unloading and reloading the suite on both systems (and applying all the updates) in the hope that we would be able to insert the different product keys (there are three) that were provided on the back of the cd pocket but we are invited at any time to provide the product key when we re-load.
I am baffled. Clearly the package is permitted to be used on three devices and we are only attempting use on two but it seems the software detects a conflict when both systems are in use.
Any ideas out there?
Thank you.
redonohue01 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:46 AM   #2
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: Mar 2006
Remove the license file

1. On the Go menu, click Computer.
2. Double-click your hard disk icon. The default name will be Macintosh HD.
3. Open Library, and then open Preferences.
4. Drag com.microsoft.office.licensing.plist to the Trash.
Then, when you launch an Office application, you will be prompted to enter your product key.
ɹɐǝddɐ ʎǝɥʇ uɐɥʇ ɹǝsolɔ ǝɹɐ ɹoɹɹıɯ uı sʇɔǝɾqo
dZp is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MS Office 2008 for Mac Badrottie Mac Applications and Mac App Store 3 Apr 27, 2013 10:16 AM
Office 2008 for Mac romafo2004 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 5 Feb 17, 2013 01:33 PM
iCloud & multiple users on same Mac? Carl Sagan iCloud and Apple Services 5 Feb 6, 2013 10:41 PM
MS Office for Mac: 2011. Multiple Licenses? weasel82 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 2 Sep 24, 2012 10:07 AM
Multiple Users Shared Content - Mac Gala OS X 2 Jul 14, 2012 04:21 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC